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Entries from November 2005

longing wounds: a sermon for Advent

November 27th, 2005 by isaac · 9 Comments

I preached tonight. I wasn’t very happy with my manuscript. I just don’t think I got it all together at the end. I needed to develop what it means to consider those who have wounds that fuel their longing as spiritual gifts to the church. And how folks like me who just don’t desperately long […]

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Tags: sermons · theology

archbishop of canterbury, rowan williams

November 25th, 2005 by isaac · 4 Comments

I am a huge fan of the current archbishop of the Anglican communion. His theological work continues to provide new horizons for my explorations in theology. I would have to say his book on the history of Christian spirituality, The Wound of Knowledge, is a must read for those interested in exploring the resources of […]

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God, Science, and Natural Evil

November 16th, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

A while ago I wrote a theodicy in relation to natural evil in the form of a scholastic question. Camassia responded with the objection that my theodicy made God subject to a higher rationality or logic (On a side note I discovered this problem of God being subject to rationality is not a new debate. […]

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Tags: papers · theology

awaiting the Messiah: a prayer for advent

November 14th, 2005 by isaac · 3 Comments

At my church we don’t have one person who is responsible for the Sunday worship. We share those responsibilities. Well, one thing I do to make church happen is help plan worship. Recently the planners asked me to compose a responsive prayer that we would pray together every Sunday as we look forward to Advent. […]

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early anabaptist trinitarian hymn

November 11th, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

In September of 1535, a few groups of Anabaptist refugees left Moravia and, as Bernard Schneider said it, wandered “wherever God would lead them, where they would be allowed to work and settle.” These Christian travelers were victims of the cultural climate of suspicion after John of Leiden and the Melchorite Anabaptists in June of […]

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new monasticism: old words with new accents

November 1st, 2005 by isaac · 8 Comments

This community of communties gathered under the banner of a new monasticism open up questions for the rest of the church about to listen to the past for new modes of faithfulness.

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Tags: theology